Saturday, 14 July 2012

FNSI...There was a Finish...

Friday Night Sew-In last night and I started out by sandwiching and pinning this top which has been waiting patiently for a few years...
now ready for hand quilting with quilting thread I bought last Sunday at a charity quilt-in in the local hall...
pretty huh!...as you can see from the difference in colour in the orange one, which I've been using during the week, the reels have probably been "on the shelf" for yonks but as they were only $4.50 each and the perfect colours for a couple of small tops that have been hanging about for ages I figured they'd be fine and I love the wooden spools so they are decorative too...

Moving that top off the tapestry stand where it had been residing revealed a small applique/stitchery hiding underneath...this was gifted to me as part of a swap a few years ago organised by Karen of Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop...so I decided to sandwich that one as well ...
ready for hand quilting...or maybe just binding...mmm....
sudden change of plans...
some sucky free motion machine quilting...
a bit of binding and...
done!...
A finish...not sure yet whether it will be a wallhanging, a little table decoration or even a Christmas mug rug...I'll worry about that in December, right now it's a finish on the board...wahoo!

Rosie visited yesterday afternoon and bought me a present from her recent trip to the NSW North Coast...
gorgeous fabric...I love it!!...thank you Rosie...we didn't end up stitching but instead went for a trip down the street to the local habby so Rosie could look for wool (she is getting a grandbubby, so exciting), 4ply in "non-baby" colours, five balls, was the goal...we found a lovely one and Rosie liked three of the non-traditional colours...one they had enough of, one only had two balls left and was discontinued and the last they were out of stock...so we took a drive up the highway to another habby about 1/2 hour away to check out their wool...yay! the out-of-stock colour was found...but only three balls of the discontinued one...so a phone call was made to my local shop and guess what?...both shops had the same dye lot...how lucky was that...the local shop put the two balls under the counter and we picked them up on the way back home for a cuppa...a very successful shopping trip...there was a gorgeous Mohair in variegated colours that I would have loved but maybe I should finish the sock before I go off on a knitting or crocheting tangent...goodness knows I've got enough stitchy UFO's I certainly don't need any more yarn based ones!!!  And speaking of the sock, yes there has been progress...

The orange quilting thread has been stitching all week on a little something that may even get finished by the end of the weekend...this may be too much like progress, I might need a lie down!


Happy Stitching...

13 comments:

shez said...

i am very impressed Annette with your quilt and small hanging and sock,well done on your fantastic projects.xx

Anthea said...

They are very cute trees on the little hanging Annette. Well done on tracking down the yarn, that's amazing...

Melody said...

Gorgeous work. Love that little tree wall hanging.

Fiona said...

the little tree project is just lovely .. great to have it finished and I'm sure you will enjoy quilting such prettiness....
Hugz

marina said...

love that quilt, I hope it doesn't get put away for too long, it deserves some attention now!
gorgeous little hanging, will be a great add to the gift pile.
Have a quick lie down and start quilting...

Christine M said...

I love your Christmas trees quilt. So cute. The colurs in the first quilt are lovely. Can't wait to see that one finished!

Mistea said...

I'd say that was a successful Sew In and Saturday shopping expedition too.
Love the sock - those colours are gorgeous.
Pretty little finish that design is so versatile it will fill any of those functions.
Beautiful colours in the quilt waiting patiently for some hand quilting - looking forward to some progress shots. Perfect weather for hiding under a quilt while finishing it off.
Enjoy all your pretties.

Jennifer W. said...

The little tree mini is cute! :)

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I wonder what mag the christmas one is from..........I loved it when it came out but never book marked the mag so not sure where it is now...........will have to go looking again..........

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Great work! I love the colours in your quilt and the xmas tree block is very cute!

Kerry said...

WOW, what a great FNSI and saturday shopping spree you had.
I'm bowled over by your finishes- near and far. Love the socks- umm or sock at the moment!
Bet you feel very happy as the sewing pile gets smaller.

Shay said...

I love the mini . Its so cute !

Looks like you blitzed FNSI. You got a ton done. I really like the top quilt. Its a riot of colour and that always catches my eye.

Kris said...

Love, love, love your sock! So impressed! Love the finish too. A blog friend made that for my daughter and it is so lovely in real life. I'm sure yours is too.